Iron Weed
posted: April 27, 2006
To the right of this character is a train yard and to the left, the front stoop of his wife's home....
Ironweed is a novel by William Kennedy which was made into a movie in the late 80's. I often find myself thinking about its main characters Francis Phalen and Helen Archer, derelict alcoholics who find themselves back in the city where they grew up after decades of running away. The story takes place over a few days in which each character revisits and faces their past. I am working on developing ideas for a promotional piece which would depict this complex and fascinating novel. This is a water color sketch of my idea.